UPDATE 1-China's top bank regulator says bad loans surge, profit growth slows in cooling economy

August 6, 2015 7:20 AM

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* Bad loans rose 322.2 billion yuan in H1 to 1.8 trillion yuan (Adds details and quotes)

BEIJING Aug 6 (Reuters) - Bad loans at Chinese banks rose 35.7 percent during the first half of 2015 as economic growth remained sluggish and manufacturers struggled, the chairman of the banking sector regulator said.

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